Air Conditioner and Heater Repair
The primary function of your car's Air Conditioning system is to keep
you cool. It also dehumidifies your car when the windows get fogged up, and
helps the defroster work more efficiently in the winter.
When it stops performing properly, then it is time to visit the
technicians at Nichols Automotive Service Center. We have state-of-the-art
diagnostic tools and expertly trained technicians ready to determine why
your vehicle's A/C system is not working – regardless of the manufacturer.
We will repair and return your vehicle to its cooling ways quickly and
correctly. We stock R-134a refrigerant for your car. We also
do conversions (changing over your car from the old refrigerant to the new
type). This has become the preferred method for recharging cars built before
How it works!
- Your A/C system has four major parts. The industry generally has two
types of systems — expansion valve or orifice tube type, however they
basically function in the same manner.
- The compressor, mounted on the engine, is a pump that circulates the
refrigerant through the system. This is the most important and expensive
component of the A/C system.
- The condenser transfers heat removed from the passenger compartment to
the outside air. It is located in front of the radiator, just behind the
front grille of the vehicle.
- The evaporator, located near the dash or firewall, transfers the
passenger compartment heat to the refrigerant, which transfers it to the
- The dryer absorbs any excess moisture from the refrigerant.
- Other areas that should be inspected include the flexible hoses that
connect each of the major components together, their metal connectors and
rubber seals. Each of these components are a potential source for leaks
and need to be inspected regularly.
Nichols Automotive Service Center works with R-134a
refrigerant (we can retro-fit your vehicle from the R-12 refrigerant to
R-134a refrigerant). We can check your A/C system to make sure it is cooling
efficiently and we can perform any repair work that may be needed if your
We are conveniently located near the corner of
Washington Rd and Bobby Jones Expressway and open Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Stop by and visit with us today,
and you will see why our reputation is growing!